Stephen LesterSchool Financial Management Advisor Stephen Lester was one of the first advisors accredited and appointed by the Department of Education’s Education and Skills Funding Agency.

Making effective and efficient use of funding is increasingly important as a consequence of tightening schools’ funding.  Improved procurement, optimising resources, use of tools such as integrated curriculum and financial planning, staff deployment and focusing on student outcomes enables the best use of school funding.

Advisors work collaboratively with school governors, leaders and staff, assessing opportunities and developing action plans to address deteriorating financial positions.  Financial management work is equally applicable to maintained schools and academies.

Get in touch to find out more:

TSA@westlakesmat.org.uk

lesters@westlakesmat.org.uk  or 01946 820356